They all ate and had enough, and the disciples took up twelve baskets of what was left over.
One day when Jesus was praying alone, the disciples came to him. "Who do the crowds say I am?" he asked them.
"Some say that you are John the Baptist," they answered. "Others say that you are Elijah, while others say that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life." 1
"What about you?" he asked them. "Who do you say I am?" 2 Peter answered, "You are God's Messiah."
Then Jesus gave them strict orders not to tell this to anyone.
He also told them, "The Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the teachers of the Law. He will be put to death, but three days later he will be raised to life."
And he said to them all, "If you want to come with me, you must forget yourself, take up your cross every day, and follow me. 3
For if you want to save your own life, you will lose it, but if you lose your life for my sake, you will save it. 4
Will you gain anything if you win the whole world but are yourself lost or defeated? Of course not!
If you are ashamed of me and of my teaching, then the Son of Man will be ashamed of you when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
I assure you that there are some here who will not die until they have seen the Kingdom of God."